Alive: The True Story of the Andes Survivors

Author(s): READ PIERS PAUL

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Lost: 1972. A plane has crashed in the Andes mountains. The passengers are hopelessly lost in one of the most isolated places on earth. Abandoned: Almost three months later, two of the survivors, emaciated and frozen, reach the authorities and lead a rescue team to the remaining fourteen passengers. Alive: The rescue team are shocked when they reach the crash-site. Food supplies have long gone, and the remains of the dead lie scattered among the fuselage. It is only too clear how these passengers have managed to stay alive...

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Reissuing with a fantastic new look to tie-in with the 40th anniversary of the Fairchild plane crash, this is the true story of what people will do when they are desperate to survive...

"'One of the classic survival stories of all time - a story of the will to survive against impossible odds'" Daily Mail "Read's powerful account of the crash and its aftermath...what lingers are the moments of ingenuity, and the resilience of the human spirit." Guardian "'It is inconceivable to me that this story could have been better told... a masterpiece of narrative'" -- Graham Greene "Read handles the story so well" Evening Standard "An adventure story with a rare depth." Seven

Piers Paul Read, the son of poet and art critic Sir Herbert Read, is the author of 13 novels and several short stories. He has received the Thomas More medal for distinguished contribution to Catholic literature for his book Alive. Read currently lives in London with his wife and four children.

General Fields

  • : 9780099574521
  • : penguin random house
  • : Arrow Books Ltd
  • : October 2012
  • : 198mm X 129mm X 31mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : BC
  • : 363.124098
  • : 480
  • : Illustrations, maps, ports.
  • : READ PIERS PAUL